As believers, the compassion of Christ should be burning within us. As we see those who are lost and hurting we know that as we feed them, clothe them and embrace them. We have the privilege to not only honor them, but to honor Jesus in so doing.
This is why we have Zacchaeus Missions.
Zacchaeus Missions are really anything that takes us into the world, sometimes the dark places others hesitate to go, to speak life, identity and value into those who most likely have never experienced that kind of connection. From the homeless on the streets of downown Kalamazoo, the dark corners of the sex industry, the confines of a cell or a group of teenagers many have given up on, we go and speak life and value into precious people that long to be loved.
Once a month we go out to Martin Luther King Park, to be the hands and feet of Christ. We have an opportunity to love on the beloved of God who may not know that's exactly who they are. We serve a meal, hot chocolate, and also give out necessities. Each month we try to target one need so that we'll have several of that particular needed item to hand out.